Tara’s music is described as “folk/rock ~ on the softer side with poetic, dreamy and psychedelic elements.” Tara plays ukulele, guitar, keyboard and violin, and has impressed audiences with her clear and elegant vocals accompanied by a unique writing style.
Roger Waters, the creative power and songwriting force behind Pink Floyd, presents Is This The Life We Really Want ?, his first rock album in 25 years. Roger Waters’ last studio album, 1992’s Amused To Death, was a prescient study of popular culture, exploring the power of television in the era of the First Gulf War.
Kids In The Street is the seventh and latest album from American roots troubadour Justin Townes Earle. After marrying, moving to various corners of the country and continuous touring with both full band and solo, Earle made time to reflect on the past few years and find new clarity. With Kids In The Street, he made a conscious decision to work with a producer for the first time in his now decade-long career.
It’s the annual concert for Memorial Day weekend at Sedona Jazz at the Church, this year featuring the trio of tenor saxophonist Adam Roberts, pianist Russell Schmidt and bassist Chris Finet, who will bring a toe-tapping and straight-ahead Jazz experience to all attendees. Adam Roberts is a multi-talented and gifted musician, educator, composer and arranger, playing all sorts of reed instruments together with guitars, flutes and clarinets.
Join William Eaton and the new group ‘Earth Speak’ for the final concert of the season at Old Town Center for the Arts, on Friday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. The concert celebrates the ‘Miracle of Planet Earth’ and invites you to an enchanted evening of music inspired by the desert elements and wildlife.
“World Be Gone” is the 17th album from electronic pop pioneers Erasure, and their first album since 2014’s acclaimed The Violet Flame (which debuted at #43 on the Billboard Top 200). The album is produced by Vince Clarke and Andy Bel with mixing by Matty Green (Gwen Stefani, Selena Gomez, Ed Sheeran, TV on the Radio).
Old Town Center for the Arts is pleased to host, the 12th Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Party Concert. Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature on December 10, 2016, and he and his music will be honored right here in Arizona at the 12th Annual Bob Dylan Birthday Concert on Saturday, May 20, at 7:00 pm, at the Old Town Center for the Arts in Cottonwood.
The New Camp Verde Community Library is proud to present Gary Simpkins and Loose Change, Thursday, May 11th, in it’s ongoing “Music In The Stacks” series every second Thursday of the month. The band is a four piece folk/rock ensemble focused on the eclectic and nuanced songs of Gary Simpkins, a performer/singer/songwriter with plenty to say and plenty to sing about. And sing he does, surrounded by the rich sounds of the band! With smooth voice and unique guitar style, Simpkins pulls you into his songs and holds you there throughout the evening. Kenn Trout, a wonderful acoustic stylist of ‘70’s and ‘80’s pop music, will open for the band. The show will be on Thursday, May 11th, 2017, at 5:30-7:45
The Verde Valley School Jazz Ensemble began its trajectory back in September of 2016 under music director Kevin Robb, an internationally recognized saxophonist recently arrived from Spain, and on Friday May 12 you can see them perform at The Sedona Hub at 7:30 PM.
This Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. enjoy the synergy of the Sedona Guitar Duo featuring Rick Cyge and Steve Douglas.
Danzig – Black Laden Crown
CAMP VERDE – Growing up in the south, perhaps it was destiny that led Darius Rucker to become a country music artist.
Pollinator is Blondie’s 11th album. and it has been two years in the making. Alongside original band members Chris Stein, Debbie Harry and drummer Clem Burke, the album also features contributions from Johnny Marr, Sia, Charli XCX, Dave Sitek, Nick Valensi and The Gregory Brothers.
When vocalist Renee Grant Patrick, daughter of the late George Grant (who traveled the world singing lead tenor for the Ink Spots in the ‘80s and the ‘90s and a Doo Wap Hall of Fame member) lost her father in January of last year, she combined talents with violinist Suzanne Lansford and pianist Nicole Pesce to pay tribute to some of their favorite Ink Spots’ songs, one of them being “We Three.”
Adalia Tara returns to perform a free concert on Saturday, May 6th, at Creekside Coffee from 7 to 9 pm. In addition to completing her soon to be released new album ‹Why Wait?’, Adalia has been busy producing two new music videos, one recently released on youtube entitled “Mother of Exiles” written to the words of the poem inscribed at the Statue of Liberty, as well as a new production filmed while traveling across the American southwest. . Her previous music video “Release Me” premiered last year at a Sedona Film Festival event, and won awards at numerous film festivals.
Hailed by Rolling Stone and Billboard as an “exquisite” singer, Vivian Sessoms has performed all over the world with some of the biggest names in music. A wunderkind that got her start opening for Marvin Gaye at the age of 9, she’s worked with legendary artists like Michael Jackson, Cher, Stevie Wonder and many others throughout the course of her multi-faceted career.
The spring concert theme this year is “Cottonwood Community Band Goes to the Movies”. A concert will be presented both in Cottonwood and Camp Verde. The first performance will be Saturday, May 6th from 3-4 pm at the Cottonwood Recreation Center located at 150 South 6th Street. The second performance will be Sunday, May 14th from 3-4 pm at the Camp Verde Multi-Use Theater located at 210 Camp Lincoln Road on the campus of the Camp Verde schools.
The women in the Red RockAppella chapter of Sweet Adelines love to sing! And they’re looking for others who do, too! Red RockAppella invites any woman in the Village of Oak Creek of average singing ability, with or without professional vocal training, to come to a special Guest Night on Monday, May 22, at 7 p.m., at our rehearsal site, Sedona Winds Assisted Living Center Activities Room, 475 Jacks Canyon Blvd.
Esteban may be playing guitar, but when he’s playing, “I don’t care what my fingers are doing,” he says. “You play from your heart.” That’s exactly what the world renowned guitarist plans to do, monthly at Sound Bites Grill in uptown Sedona. Of course, it helps that he’ll be sharing the stage with his violinist daughter, Teresa Joy. The two are on a special journey in Sedona which has life changing memories for Esteban.
The Board of Trustees of the Verde Valley Sinfonietta announced that Kevin Kozacek has been appointed Music Director/Conductor for the 2017-2018 season. The announcement came at the Sinfonietta’s “Starlight Serenade” gala event where Mr. Kozacek was introduced to Sinfonietta supporters. According to Board president Marion Maby, “Our orchestra musicians, audience and Board were in complete accord on the selection of Mr. Kozacek. He brings fine rehearsal technique, programming knowledge, organizational skills and personal charm that we are sure will serve the Sedona and Verde Valley well.”
Join Jo B. & Walton from Prescott, and Kenn Trout and Friends from the Verde Valley for a special Acoustic Dreams two set “Music in the House” show at the Sedona Hub, Friday, April 28. These wonderful musicians have a great collection of original and cover tunes for your listening pleasure.
Spring is in the air. Beauty is all around us and the Verde Valley Voices have just the music for you. This year we continue to celebrate bringing you 20 years of quality choral music with a collection of wonderful favorites. Pop tunes everyone should know like Mona Lisa, Where or When, All the Things You Are, and Dream a Little Dream of Me. Sprinkle in some rousing spirituals like Band of Angels and Walkin’ In the Spirit with classic tunes like Battle Hymn of the Republic and Dry Your Tears, Africa and what you get is an afternoon you won’t soon forget.
Heartland rocker John Mellencamp will release his 23rd full-length album, Sad Clowns & Hillbillies. Sad Clowns & Hillbillies returns Mellencamp to the musical eclecticism that is, itself, a reflection of his wide-ranging musings on life.
For this album, Sheryl Crow worked again with producer, musician and songwriter Jeff Trott, long-time collaborator throughout her career. Trott co-wrote many of Crow’s classics, including “If It Makes You Happy” and “My Favorite Mistake.” Crow says her main goal was “to investigate what made my early songs strike people as being authentic and original.
CAMP VERDE – Country music musician Darius Rucker, former lead singer and guitarist for Hootie and the Blowfish, will play the Stargazer Pavilion on Friday, May 12.